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This Monday sees the 50th anniversary of Alaska legally joining the US. But the largest state in the union is a world apart from the 'Lower 48', says Harriet O'Brien

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The Complete Guide To: Green Germany

From opulent spas favoured by WAGS to unspoilt forests, parks and sustainable guest houses, Germany has everything a low-impact tourist could wish for

Where have all the Azores' whales gone?

The Azores were full of natural wonders for Danielle Demetriou – minus the whales...
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